Over 140,000 photos of England.
17,000+ Members
Click here to join the community
Pictures of England
 

Pictures of Broadstairs, Kent, England

Pictures of Broadstairs

in the county of Kent

Charles Dickens; Bleak House in Broadstairs, Kent, from where he penned most of his works.
Take a picture tour of Broadstairs..

About Broadstairs

At almost every corner of this popular resort are reminders of the towns association with the famous novelist, Charles Dickens. Bleak House, named for his novel, was once his home. Bleak House, is to the north side of the town and it from here that Dickens wrote David Copperfield. Just across the bay is Dickens House which he immortalised in David Copperfield as the home of Betsey Trotwood. This house is now a museum and is open daily throughout the summer and in Dickens' day it belonged to a certain Miss Mary Strong who is thought to have been the model for Betsy Trotwood. Each year Broadstairs hosts a Dickens festival, this is a lively event and attractive event, when everyone dresses in Dickensian costume. Followers of Dickens come from all over to attend the week-long festival.

There is a delightful little harbour which is sheltered by a small pier, and swimming from the sandy beach is both safe and a pleasure. Of historic note is a Portcullis Arch built during the reign of Henry VIII, this is known as York Gate.

Shopping facilities in Broadstairs are excellent and there are several delightful inns and restaurants. It is a place that is truly a pleasure to visit at any time of year.

Planning a visit to Broadstairs?
Please support the Pictures of England website by booking your Broadstairs hotels & accommodation through this site.

Add town to favourites

Nearby towns & villages..

Going home

Ramsgate (55 Pictures)

(1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction S)

Ramsgate's harbour is constantly busy, this is known as a "Royal" harbour, made so by the landing here of King George IV in 1822...

Margate Clocktower on the seafront. 08/06/05

Margate (52 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction NW)

Traditional seaside resort which is famous for the invention of the covered bathing machine...

The West Gate

Canterbury (312 Pictures)

(16.4 miles, 26.3 km, direction W)

Canterbury is an exquisite joyous place, it is submerged in history and is considered to be the birthplace of English Christianity. It glows with an abundance of charm, mostly.....

Church of St. Mary-in-Castro at Dover Castle

Dover (197 Pictures)

(17.0 miles, 27.4 km, direction S)

The white cliffs of Dover, the view that has stirred the hearts of English travellers for centuries...

Chilham walk crossing the River Stour (1)

Chilham (30 Pictures)

(21.8 miles, 35.1 km, direction SW)

Chilham is a place of extraordinary serenity, it is both picturesque and pleasant, a lovely place to spend a perfectly peaceful day or a quiet, romantic weekend...

All towns in Kent
Complete A to Z of towns in England

Nearby attractions..

A picture of Bleak House

Bleak House (6 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.7 km)

Bleak House, named after the novel is where Charles Dickens lived while he was writing David Copperfield and other of his works......

A picture of Reculver Towers & Roman Fort

Reculver Towers & Roman Fort (11 Pictures)

(10.5 miles, 16.9 km, direction W)

Standing sheer on a dramatic headland the twin towered west front of the 12th-century Church of St. Mary at Reculver is the.....

Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle & Garden (53 Pictures)

(11.1 miles, 17.8 km, direction S)

The stone walls of Walmer Castle were put up in the 1530's at the same time as Sandown and Deal as part of a plan by the monarch.....

Goodnestone Hall Gardens. Kent.

Goodnestone Park Gardens (12 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction SW)

..

A picture of Sir John Boy's House (Kings Gallery)

Sir John Boy's House (Kings Gallery) (5 Pictures)

(16.2 miles, 26.1 km, direction W)

..

Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

Canterbury Cathedral (158 Pictures)

(16.2 miles, 26.1 km, direction W)

This magnificent cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. It was the scene of Thomas a' Becket's murder.....

Canterbury Royal Museum. Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Royal Museum & Art Gallery (2 Pictures)

(16.3 miles, 26.3 km, direction W)

The Canterbury Royal Museum is housed in a magnificent Victorian building of russet brick and impressive black and white timber.....


All attractions in Broadstairs
All attractions in Kent
Complete A to Z of attractions in England

Hotels & Accommodation in Broadstairs

Broadstairs Hotels  Broadstairs Cottages  Broadstairs Bed & Breakfast

Aria House Luxury Bed and Breakfast in Broadstairs, Kent, England

Aria House Luxury Bed and Breakfast

Broadstairs, Kent, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Around 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and harbour, Aria House Luxury Bed and Breakfast in Broadstairs offers elegant accommodation on the Thanet coast. The 5-star rated Aria House provides free park...
More info and book online..  Price from £125.00

Bayside Guesthouse in Broadstairs, Kent, England

Bayside Guesthouse

Broadstairs, Kent, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Bayside Guesthouse offers accommodation in Broadstairs, 30 km from Avebury Circle. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Certain ro...
More info and book online..  Price from £50.00

Broadstairs House Boutique B&B By The Sea in Broadstairs, Kent, England4 stars

Broadstairs House Boutique B&B By The Sea

Broadstairs, Kent, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
This flint-fronted bed and breakfast was built in 1860, and is a 5-minute walk from Viking Bay. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building, and you have free use the hotel’s private beach hut. ...
More info and book online..  Price from £100.00

Harbour Mews in Broadstairs, Kent, England

Harbour Mews

Broadstairs, Kent, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Harbour Mews offers accommodation in Broadstairs, 30 km from Avebury Circle. It provides free private parking. The holiday home is composed of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, equipped with a bath or show...
More info and book online..

The Royal Albion in Broadstairs, Kent, England3 stars

The Royal Albion

Broadstairs, Kent, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Looking out to sea over Broadstairs’ Viking Bay, the Royal Albion has a magnificent location, on the seafront, yet also close to the heart of the town. The Royal Albion was originally built in 1760...
More info and book online..  Price from £42.00

Nelson Cottage in Broadstairs, Kent, England

Nelson Cottage

Broadstairs, Kent, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Nelson Cottage is a holiday home located in Broadstairs in the Kent Region and is 30 km from Avebury Circle. It provides free private parking....
More info and book online..  Price from £106.00

Beach Side in Broadstairs, Kent, England

Beach Side

Broadstairs, Kent, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Located 30 km from Avebury Circle, Beach Side offers accommodation in Broadstairs. Composed of 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with bath or shower and shower, this holiday home is equipped with a TV and a D...
More info and book online..


All Accommodation in Broadstairs..

Broadstairs Reviews

See all Broadstairs reviews..

Please login to make a review

Nearby travel help

Broadstairs Station(0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
Dumpton Park Station(0.8 miles, 1.3 km)
M20 Junction 13(21.9 miles, 35.3 km, direction SW)
M2 Junction 7(22.5 miles, 36.1 km, direction W)
Lydd Airport(35.3 miles, 56.8 km, direction SW)
London City Airport(60.3 miles, 97.0 km, direction W)
Broadstairs to London(68.3 miles, 109.9 km, direction W)